Apprenticeships are a popular choice for people who are looking to develop their skills and gain valuable work experience and training while being paid.

An Advanced Site Carpenter will normally work on a building site, or in domestic and commercial premises, preparing and installing complex and often bespoke building components e.g. high quality doors, shaped linings, staircases with turns, complex wall and floor units, erecting bespoke structural carpentry (inclined roofs and joists) and erecting complex roof structures (e.g. inclined roofs with hips, valleys and dormers).

You will be required to attend college one day per week where you will be taught theory and practical skills. You will also be required to collect evidence of your workplace competence for your NVQ.

To successfully complete this apprenticeship you will need to achieve an NVQ Level 3 qualification, Functional Skills maths and English Level 2 and pass an End Point Assessment which consists of a Knowledge Assessment and a Practical Skills Assessment.

The apprentice does not have to pay any fees for this course, however the employer may be required to pay a contribution towards the costs of training.

Your offer of Apprenticeship training will be dependent upon you securing employment, the college may be able to assist you with this

What the course leads to

What courses can I do after this? 

On completion of this standard, apprentice will progress to a wide range of employment opportunities, or move onto full or part-time further education.

The achievement of this standard will meet the requirement of the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) ‘Advanced Skilled Worker’ standard, which is widely recognised as a ‘licence to operate’ in a skilled construction trade.

What do I need to apply

To do this course you should have... 

Achieved a level 2 NVQ in Site Carpentry

Have a minimum level 2 functional skills in English and Maths (GCSE Grade C or 5). Training may be provided if you show you have the ability to achieve these levels during your course.

Have an employer who will provide you with the range of work and training for you to achieve your qualifications

Course costs

Course Code Start Date Costs 16-18 Costs 19-23 (with concessions) Costs 19+ (no concessions)
CDN3XA0263 01/08/2020 TBC TBC TBC

* Please note fees are subject to change.

Course content

Course Content 

Apprentices must achieve a Level 3 National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) to demonstrate competency in their chosen occupation.

  • Pathway 1: NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Wood Occupations – Site Carpentry

On completion of this apprenticeship, advanced site carpenters will have the same occupational skills as a site carpenter but also be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  • Utilise a range of advanced trade skills which allow them to carry out complex carpentry work to highly skilled standards and tolerances, to include measuring, marking out, fitting, cutting, splicing, finishing, positioning and securing.
  • Install complex and non-standard doors and window frames, shaped door and hatch linings, partitions with openings and changes of direction and staircases with turns.
  • Install accessible service encasements, bespoke wall/ floor units and fitments, panelling and stair components (e.g. balustrades, handrails and spindles with turns).
  • Erect inclined roofs with gables, roof verges and eaves, including finishings, joists and roof coverings.
  • Repair and or replace frames, mouldings, floor or flat roof joist coverings, door and window ironmongery, window components, structural joists and rafters, window components, guttering and downpipes.

On completion of this apprenticeship, advanced site carpenters will have the same occupational knowledge as a site carpenter but will also:

  • Understand the technical principles of advanced site carpentry, such as effective and appropriate installation practices, being able to apply this knowledge in preparing and fixing complex, non-standard timber based products and components, such as erecting inclined roofs, making, assembling and erecting complex roof structures, including hip and dormer cut roofs, maintaining and repairing non-standard joinery products.
  • Understand how to carry out advanced calculations and work out cutting angles for complex carpentry work such as using a roofing square to calculate roof spar lengths and using a sliding bevel to mark out splayed joints.
  • Understand how to form complex joints associated with advanced site carpentry work,such as splayed and plumb

 

More info

Start Day/Time 

September

Duration 

18 Months

Attendance 

Apprenticeship

Level 

Level 3

Qualification Name 

NVQ Level 3

Awarding Body 

NOCN

Curriculum Area 

Engineering and Construction - Wood Trades

More about the course 

Generic behaviours expected to be displayed by all advanced Carpentry and Joinery workers (both pathways)

  • Effective communication: oral, written, listening, body language, presentation – especially in working with others.
  • Team work: work effectively without supervision and give leadership to others – being willing to lead a team.
  • Independent working: take responsibility for completing own work and monitoring the work of others.
  • Logical thinking: use clear and valid reasoning when making decisions and in achieving work goals with others.
  • Working effectively: undertake the work in a reliable and productive manner, lead others by example.
  • Time management: use own time effectively to complete work on schedule and support effective team working.
  • Adaptability: be able to implement change and adjust existing requirements to meet the work instructions.

     

    Duration 

    18 Months

    Attendance 

    Apprenticeship

    Level 

    Level 3

    Qualification Name 

    NVQ Level 3

    Awarding Body 

    NOCN